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A coherent collection of printed papers, depositions and reports, all Court of Session papers, concerning a major legal dispute between the Royal Bank of Scotland and the Greenock Banking Company.
All privately printed for the Court of Session without printers' names and all dated or 1795, 1794. All 4to., various paginations as below, occasional very minor marks and trivial blemishes, bound into a single volume, in contemporary half calf over marbled boards, the sides generally rather worn, neatly rebacked and labelled. In very good state of preservation, although one printed leaf missing in item 8. The Greenock Banking Company, established in 1785, was Greenock's first and only bank until 1802. It was never very successful, however, and failed in 1842 when its business was acquired by the Western Bank of Scotland (est. 1832) of Glasgow. The problem that arose in the early 1790s, and culminated in an expensive and protracted hearing in the Edinburgh Court of Session (the Scottish Supreme Court), related to the Royal Bank's arrangements for inter-bank accounting and, once or twice weekly note exchange with the Greenock Banking Company, otherwise known as Dunlop, Houston, Gammill and Company, Bankers in Greenock. The papers in this collection comprise: 1. [ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND]> Exhibits, and depositions of havers, in the cause, the Royal Bank against Dunlop, Houston, Gammil and Company, Bankers in Greenock.> [Edinburgh, 1794]. 4to., 38pp. [BL only in ESTC]. 2. [ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND]> Proof in process, the Royal Bank of Scotland, against Mess. Dunlop, Houston, Gammil & Company.> [Edinburgh, 1794]. 4to., 40pp. [BL only in ESTC]. 3. [ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND]> Information for the Governor and Company of the Royal Bank of Scotland, and Mr. William Simpson, their cashier … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: John Drury Rare Books ABA ILAB [Manningtree, United Kingdom]
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